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It's Almost Christmas!

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 5:03 PM
Wow! Can this be true? I am amazed at how fast the time has gone, especially considering that those days at work just seem to go on forever!
I wonder how everyone is doing, how as we age this holiday takes on different meanings and the traditions that we keep alive, maybe even those we allow to fall by the wayside.  This is the first Christmas in 22 years that my daughter will not be at home. I hope that she has a great one. I still in a lot of ways want to be a little kid again for this holiday, I miss the excitement and the anticipation. Much better than that dread about how much have we spent...!
As I mentioned in the last journal, I am trying to feature those deviants that I have been friends with for a while. I am surprised and a little saddened sometimes when I go through my Watchers list and see how many of them have not been here for 30, 50 60 or more weeks. I had one I saw the other day had not been on here for 177 weeks. 
A couple of years ago I went through and had these journal skins made and featured each one of my watchers. I had more time to spend on here then, or maybe I had fewer things that took my time. It is actually a little of both. 
I do want to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and I hope that during this season we all find in our way something to wish for, something that gives us hope. Please feel free to share with me if you want. 
I have a list of Christmas movies that I am running out of time to watch, there are gifts that I still need to make and for the first time probably in forever the tree is not even decorated yet!

I did get into our company calendar this year with one of my photos. apparently not one that I have uploaded here though.

I am wondering if anyone here has a Redbubble account? I have one but haven't been there for a while. Last time I was there I didn't care much for the layout. But I am thinking about going back there.

Merry Christmas! Happy Yule!

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Features and Seasons wishes.
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016
yes  i have a red bubble account.. but havent been on it for ages..  merry christmas to u too David :hug:
Redsterfish Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hi coffee, nice compy for x-mas!!! I almost feel a lil prom :D
MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
Christmas Flower by KmyGraphic

Merry Christmas, David! From our house to yours, have a wonderful, blessed Christmas!

We have been watching Christmas movies too. My favorite is Christmas Vacation. We finally figured out a place to hang our little, flat backed Christmas tree where the cats can't reach it. The boys are so big that they can stretch to four feet and reach almost everything. The rest of our decorations are in the china cabinets where our furry babies can't get at them. Our little angels are napping on this cold, dreary, Ohio day. They look so sweet.

We will spend a quiet holiday, just the three (six) of us. Norman will work, of course. You know how holidays go. We rarely celebrate on the right day, but we've done it that way for 35 years, so we are used to it.

And after Christmas - we eagerly wait for Spring!
coffeenoir Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, definitely Christmas Vacation! We also really like many of the incarnations of A Christmas Carol, including A Muppet Christmas and Scrooged. 

So far this year we have been lucky with the cats not bothering the tree. I expect every day to find it knocked over. I am still so thankful that you took the second trilogy in. So glad they have a great home. 

I am sorry that I didn't take better advantage of the beautiful fall we had to get more photo's. Am planning on getting out more this winter than I did last winter and spring.  I like those photos that you took last spring, so good!
MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016
ChristmasBells by KmyGraphic

We just watched A Muppet Christmas Carol this evening. We also have A Muppet Christmas, so that will be next.

Aw... thanks, David. What were the chances that I would see the kittens here, and then discover we live so close? Those babies are such a joy, such a blessing. They have amazing personalities. I have tons of pictures of them, but I still need to process them. I really need to make a journal about them. It is hard to believe they turned two last August.

Thanks for the compliment! We do enjoy the Nature Realm and other parks. Go out in winter? You are kidding, right? I'll be watching for your photos of snow.
coffeenoir Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, the plans are to go out. But I have been finding lots of reasons to stay in...:D
MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016
Last winter, Mike and Norman went to the Nature Realm early in the morning after a big snow. No one was there except maintenance. No one had even walked the trails, so there were no footprints. They took awesome photos. Me? I stayed home. The pristine snow is beautiful to look at, and I enjoy the photos. But to go out in it if I don't have to? Not a chance. From now until spring, my favorite word is "Yuk!".  :D
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